GAME AS AXIOLOGICAL EXPERIENCE OF THE WORLD (GAMING STRATEGIES OF I. BABEL)

Abstract

The article deals with the game nature of everyday behavioral practices of Isaac Babel. We identified constitutive features of the writer’s attitude which are directly related to the game and fun («fun deception», mask, grotesque and mystification). These structures indicate the extreme closeness of Babel’s attitude to the people’s festive life. This gives reason to believe that the nature of the Babel’s gift was «in harmony with» the deep gaming processes, which was actualized in the Revolution and the Civil War. The article creates a platform for understanding the essence of the gaming aspect in the «Red Cavalry».

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G. S. Zharnikov

Samara National Research University

Author for correspondence.
Email: morenov.sv@ssau.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097
Russian Federation

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